Liberals

A New Low In Corporate Virtue-Signaling

Featured image Someday, historians will analyze what caused American corporations to veer sharply to the left in the early years of the 21st century. It is a weird phenomenon, as exemplified by the case of WeWork: Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won’t serve »

What Liberals Used to Be Like

Featured image Yascha Mounk of Harvard University, who numbers among the liberal thinkers overwrought about populism and Donald Trump (Mounk is the author of The People Vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It), has posted on Twitter a list of “Ten Commandments of Liberal Inquiry” by Bertrand Russell from way back in 1951. Back in those days, intelligent liberalism meant Reinhold Niebuhr, Lionel Trilling, Isaiah Berlin, »

About That “Giant Trump Baby Balloon” [Updated]

Featured image Pretty much every American news outlet is gleeful about the “giant Trump baby balloon,” as it is conventionally described, that supposedly is dominating the London landscape while Trump is in England. London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, gave activists permission to fly the blimp (as it is also referred to), which apparently was needed because it is so “giant.” Photos of the balloon/blimp do make it look large, like this one attributed »

Schadenfreude, Kavanaugh Edition

Featured image There is pleasure to be had in watching Democrats make fools of themselves. As expected, President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has brought out the crazy in America’s liberals. We have already noted an example or two. But there is much more enjoyment to be had. The Reagan Battalion offers this left-wing Twitter mashup: Leftist Twitter in Full Meltdown Mode. (Kavanaugh edition) pic.twitter.com/KrxHinxsn7 — The Reagan »

A Happy Walk Down Memory Lane

Featured image As we wait for President Trump to announce his Supreme Court nomination, we can while away a couple of minutes with this montage from election night, tweeted by Trump this morning. Good times, good times! They just didn't get it, but they do now! pic.twitter.com/9T50NupkDy — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2018 I disagree with the president in one respect: I think the Democrats still don’t get it. Hence »

Campus Liberals Denounce Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Featured image You may not know whom President Trump will appoint to the Supreme Court, but liberal students do. Or think they do, anyway. Campus Reform–an excellent organization, by the way–asked a number of college students what they thought of the nominee whose selection Trump had announced. Their responses are entertaining: It is hard to fully appreciate the invincible wall of ignorance against which we conservatives are contending. »

California’s Suicide Attempt, Part 7: Bag It!

Featured image Ho do you wreck one of the most beautiful cities in the world? Simple: turn it over to “progressive” government. The latest out of San Francisco is this cheery story (avert your gaze now if you’re squeamish about raw sewage): ’20 pounds of human waste’ dropped on San Francisco street corner A foul odor permeated from a massive bag of human excrement sludge left on a street corner in San »

Why Do Democrats Hate America?

Featured image It is common knowledge that patriotic Americans tend to be Republicans, while unpatriotic Americans tend to be Democrats. According to the latest Gallup poll, the gulf between the parties is widening. Gallup headlines the fact that only 47% now say they are “extremely proud” to be an American, the lowest total ever recorded. But the partisan divide is stark and, as you can see in this graph, it is getting »

Richard Painter Plumbs New Depths [Updated With Painter’s Response]

Featured image How crazy is the Left? Minnesota Senate candidate and former pretend Republican Richard Painter shows the way: The circumstances of Justice Kennedy’s resignation must be investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee before any replacement is considered. The Constitution does not give Trump the power to use underhanded means to induce Supreme Court resignations.https://t.co/S6m5oLg9mV — Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) June 30, 2018 What a lunatic! Sadly, though, in today’s Democratic Party »

How Can You Tell It’s Over for Liberals?

Featured image I don’t think the Germans have any standing—or will ever have any standing—to offer up something like the cover of a recent issue of Stern (pictured at left), but perhaps it’s just another indication that the global left is taking its cues from America, where reductio ad Hitlerum has been the default Democratic attack on Republicans since the end of World War II. But always remember Rule #1 of liberalism »

Mid-Week in Pictures: Red Hen Edition

Featured image Have you heard? Sarah Huckabee Sanders was ejected from the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, over the weekend, and I think by now the news has traveled to the farthest reaches of the United Federation of Planets. “Highly illogical,” Mr. Spock commented. Welcome to the wonderful world of anti-social media. From the sound of things, the proprietors of Red Hen sound like they’d really rather be running a Little »

It’s Crazies All the Way Down

Featured image Just in the last few days, the liberal outrages have been hard to keep up with: hounding the Secretary of Homeland Security out of a restaurant, then “demonstrating” on her lawn with chants and blaring audio of crying children; denying the White House Press Secretary and her family dinner at a Virginia restaurant; trying to get Hall of Fame basketball player Kevin McHale fired from his job as an NBA »

She Should Have Asked Them To Bake Her a Cake

Featured image There is not much point in trying to keep up with the Liberal Outrages of the Day. They come too fast and furiously; it would be a full-time job, and more. But yesterday’s peak outrage is one you probably already know about: the manager of a Red Hen restaurant kicked Sarah Sanders and her family out of her establishment last night. Sanders tweeted about it: Last night I was told »

Is the Democrats’ “Separated Children” Ploy Working?

Featured image In a remarkable show of unity, the liberal press launched a coordinated effort to distract voters’ attention from the booming economy, President Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim, the DOJ Inspector General’s report and the collapse of the Mueller investigation with a ginned-up controversy over temporary separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents at the southern border. Otherwise known as law enforcement. On a short-term basis, the ploy has »

Liberals Are Crazy. Will Voters Notice?

Featured image Over the last few days we have reached peak insanity, especially on Twitter. I can’t begin to recount all of the outrages. Apart from the whole nonsense at the Southern border that dominated the news, we had Peter Fonda, a former actor who was washed up decades ago, threatening Barron Trump to the extent that Melania Trump referred him to the Secret Service. We had a gang of socialists accosting »

Desperately Seeking Supremacists

Featured image Talia Lavin is (or was, at last word) a fact-checker for the New Yorker. She achieved overnight Twitter-fame by accusing an ICE agent of being a white supremacist. The New York Post has the story: A Harvard-educated fact-checker for the New Yorker is being excoriated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for “baselessly slandering” a Marine veteran — by falsely accusing him of having a Nazi tattoo, according to »

What If . . .

Featured image Counterfactual history—i.e., what if John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated?, etc—is a popular though fatuous genre. “What is, is singular,” Churchill wrote; “What might have been is infinite.” Quite true, but over the weekend in my item “Five Ways to Think About the IG Report” I offered a contingent counterfactual that Joe Biden might—I emphasize might—have beaten Trump if Biden had been the nominee instead of Hillary. This speculation »